Benjamin James Griffin

28 April 1881–19 March 1978 (Age 96)
Newton, Cache, Utah Territory, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin James

When Benjamin James Griffin was born on 28 April 1881, in Newton, Cache, Utah Territory, United States, his father, John Griffin, was 38 and his mother, Ruth Keep, was 26. He married Maud Marianna Smith on 21 March 1906, in Logan Utah Temple, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in World for about 20 years. He died on 19 March 1978, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin James Griffin
1881–1978
Maud Marianna Smith
1879–1977
Marriage: 21 March 1906
Ruth Griffin
1907–1913
John Smith Griffin
1908–1975
Smith Benjamin Griffin
1911–2004
Gordon Smith Griffin
1914–1978
Donald Smith Griffin
1916–1991
Elsie Mae Griffin
1916–2021

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
Age 1
A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1894 · The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed.
Age 13
The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed. - A precursor society to FamilySearch, the GSU was organized on November 13,1894, in the Church Historian's Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
1907 · Not for profit elections
Age 26
The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from a medieval Latinized form, Griffinus, of the Welsh personal name Gruffudd ( see Griffith ).2 English: nickname for a fierce or dangerous person, from Middle English griffin ‘gryphon’ (from Latin gryphus, Greek gryps, of Assyrian origin).3 Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha ‘descendant of Gríobhtha’, a personal name from gríobh ‘gryphon’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Griffith
Griffee
Griffen
Griffey
Griffing
Griffy

Story Highlight

Reflections on Ruth's Death by John Smith Griffin

On one of our trips to Logan to visit Grandma Smith, my sister Ruth came down with diptheria which developed so quickly it became life threatening. At that time medical science was just beginning to …

Sources (37)

  • Smith Benjamin Griffin in household of Benjamin James Griffin, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Benj James Griffin, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Benjamin James Griffin, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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